UA Little Rock Rehabilitation Counseling Program ranked one of best in nation

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The UA Little Rock online Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling program has been ranked one of the top programs in the country for 2019. 

The website,, an industry-leading educational research organization, identified the top programs in the nation that are the best in the areas of curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes.

The website leveraged an exclusive data set comprised of interviews and surveys from current students and alumni in addition to insights gained from human resource professionals. Additionally, every online degree program was analyzed with only the top 26 making it to the final 2019 list. The methodology incorporates the most recent data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and statistical data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Only programs from accredited nonprofit institutions were eligible.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show the career opportunities for education counselors will continue to grow at a rate of 13 percent, which is faster than average,” said Barbara Montgomery, program recognition manager. “This is just one of the many reasons researched, analyzed, and ranked the top Master’s in Counseling Programs.”

The master’s degree program in rehabilitation counseling is offered by the UA Little Rock School of Counseling, Human Performance, and Rehabilitation. The program was ranked 16th on the list and named the program that is the best for careers in family counseling.

The mission of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program is to promote quality rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities through a pre-service and in-service education program which provides qualified, certified rehabilitation counselors to work in public and private agencies. Graduates are prepared to work with families, identifying their issues and providing treatment to allow for healing and a positive family dynamic.

Other universities that made the list include Adams State University, Angelo State University, Brandman University, Clarks Summit University, Concordia University Wisconsin & Ann Arbor, Divine Mercy University, Edinboro University, Fort Valley State University, George Washington University, Governors State University, Huntington University, Liberty University, Lincoln Christian University, Northwestern University, Palo Alto University, Saybrook University, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago, University at Buffalo, University of Louisiana at Monroe, University of Massachusetts-Boston, University of the Cumberlands, University of the Southwest, and Wake Forest University.

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